2008 Mazda 3 s Grand Touring 4dr Hatchback (2.3L 4cyl 5A)
I couldn't be happier with the car so far and I've only done a few hundred miles. The AC works beautifully (I know some people have complained with the '07 model). The back seat area, although small, fits 3 people in the back rather comfortably. When only 2 are in the back, there is a rather wide seat separator with two cup holders. Even the doors have cup holders on the sides! The car is a 4 cyl. car so don't expect crazy acceleration, but it does an amazing job of taking off and accelerating via the manual control from 3 to 4th gears. The car takes turns amazingly. The car is virtually silent while idling. There is also amazing room in the glove comp. I'm very pleased so far!
Dashboard lights. 6-CD dash loading. Moonroof protector gives a virtually silent ride. The leather seats are comfortable and very adjustable. Every passenger has a handle to hold on to, except the driver of course. Leather steering wheel feels really good. Cargo tray is a must in the back.
Road noise (largely due to factory tires). Built-in blind spot mirror. Cheap sun visors. A lock for the gear shift because when it's in drive, it's too easy to throw it into manual mode by mistake.